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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920409/prevalence-of-igg-mediated-food-intolerance-among-patients-with-allergic-symptoms
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Zahid Shakoor, Abrar AlFaifi, Bayan AlAmro, Lama Nabil AlTawil, Rana Yazid AlOhaly
BACKGROUND: Food intolerance mediated by food specific IgG antibodies has been implicated in a variety of disorders. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of food specific IgG antibodies among patients clinically presenting with allergic symptoms lacking laboratory evidence of allergy. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh between 2010-2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were screened for food specific IgG antibodies...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906795/factors-determining-the-outcome-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-at-king-faisal-specialist-hospital-and-research-center-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Suleimman Al-Sweedan, Amal Al-Seraihy, Ali Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Jefri, Viqaruddin Mohammed, Rafat Jafri, Khawar Siddiqui, Mouhab Ayas
Medical records of 82 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) at our institution from 2005 to 2011 were reviewed. Forty-five patients were male (54.8%). The median age at HCT was 7.46 years (range, 0.98 to 14.31 y), the median time to HCT after diagnosis was 12.56 months. Ten patients were below the age of 1 year (12%). All patients were in complete remission at the time of HCT. In 83 transplants, 64 patients received HCT from human leukocyte antigen-identical-related donors and 19 from other donors...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896902/substantial-reduction-in-hospital-stay-of-children-and-adolescents-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-after-implementation-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-a-university-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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Abdulrahman Al Nemri, Yasser Sami Amer, Hala Gasim, Mohamed Elfaki Osman, Ayman Aleyadhy, Hessah Al Otaibi, Shaikh Mohammed Iqbal, Nasir Abdullah Aljurayyan, Asaad M Assiri, Amir Babiker, Sarar Mohamed
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the effect of Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) implementation on length of hospital stay of children and adolescents with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). METHODS: This was a 6-year (2008-2014) case-control retrospective study conducted at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, that compared patients with DKA managed using CPG with those treated before CPG implementation. RESULTS: There were 63 episodes of DKA in 41 patients managed using CPG compared with 40 episodes in 33 patients treated before implementation of CPG...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891471/comparison-of-gingival-health-and-salivary-parameters-among-autistic-and-non-autistic-school-children-in-riyadh
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Hafez M Diab, Suha Saeed Motlaq, Amal Alsharare, Ashwaq Alshammery, Nadia Alshammery, Shabnam Gulzar Khawja, Altaf H Shah
INTRODUCTION: Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder which is manifested as impairment of social interaction, communication and a repetitive behaviour. Autism can obscure dental treatment for the affected patients; furthermore, children with autism commonly have destructive oral habits. AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate the Modified Gingival Index (MGI), Plaque Index (PI), salivary pH and buffering capacity of the saliva among autistic children compared to normal children in Riyadh City that may provide baseline data to enable comparison and future planning of dental services for autistic children...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889059/chad-genetic-diversity-reveals-an-african-history-marked-by-multiple-holocene-eurasian-migrations
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Marc Haber, Massimo Mezzavilla, Anders Bergström, Javier Prado-Martinez, Pille Hallast, Riyadh Saif-Ali, Molham Al-Habori, George Dedoussis, Eleftheria Zeggini, Jason Blue-Smith, R Spencer Wells, Yali Xue, Pierre A Zalloua, Chris Tyler-Smith
Understanding human genetic diversity in Africa is important for interpreting the evolution of all humans, yet vast regions in Africa, such as Chad, remain genetically poorly investigated. Here, we use genotype data from 480 samples from Chad, the Near East, and southern Europe, as well as whole-genome sequencing from 19 of them, to show that many populations today derive their genomes from ancient African-Eurasian admixtures. We found evidence of early Eurasian backflow to Africa in people speaking the unclassified isolate Laal language in southern Chad and estimate from linkage-disequilibrium decay that this occurred 4,750-7,200 years ago...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887011/large-primary-leiomyoma-causing-progressive-cervical-deformity
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Amro Al-Habib, Essam A Elgamal, Saleh Aldhahri, Riyadh Alokaili, Rami AlShamrani, Abdulaziz Abobotain, Khulood AlRaddadi, Hisham Alkhalidi
Leiomyomas are benign smooth tumors that rarely affect the neck area. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice. Here, we describe a 13-year-old girl with a large leiomyoma of the neck, which increased in size after incomplete resection. The tumor caused progressive cervical kyphotic deformity, difficulty breathing and severe malnourishment. The tumor was resected successfully in a second surgery, and the patient is stable after 3 years of follow-up. Histopathologically, the tumor was consistent with leiomyoma and showed strong reactivity to specific smooth muscle markers, such as desmin and caldesmon...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874159/evaluation-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-and-rpo-b-gene-in-respiratory-and-non-respiratory-clinical-specimens-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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Ali M Somily, Mazin A Barry, Hanan A Habib, Fawzia E Alotaibi, Fahad A Al-Zamil, Mohammed A Khan, Mohammed S Sarwar, Nawab D Bakhash, Abdulkarim A Alrabiaah, Zahid A Shakoor, Abiola C Senok
To assess the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF, an automated molecular test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampin (RIF), against smear microscopy and culture method for diagnosis of MTB infection. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 103 respiratory and 137 non-respiratory patient specimens suspected of tuberculosis at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performed between April 2014 and March 2015. Each sample underwent smear microscopy, mycobacterial culture, and GeneXpert MTB/RIF test...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874154/characterizing-sleeping-habits-and-disturbances-among-saudi-adults
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Mohamad Al-Tannir, Samer Y Kobrosly, Ahmad H Al-Badr, Nourhan A Salloum, Youssef M Altannir
To characterize sleeping habits, assess sleep disturbance prevalence, and identify associated factors among Saudi adults.  Methods: A total of 1720 adults were approached for this observational cross-sectional study between October 2014 and March 2015. The study took place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. We used a questionnaire to describe sleeping characteristics in relation to existing chronic diseases, smoking status, obesity, daily performance and sociodemographic variables. Results: The response rate was 79...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872566/phenotypic-and-genotypic-analysis-of-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-recovered-from-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#9
Abdullah A Al-Arfaj, Mohamed S Ali, Ashgan M Hessain, Adel M Zakri, Turki M Dawoud, Khalid S Al-Maary, Ihab M Moussa
The current study was carried out to evaluate the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli recovered from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the period of 10th February-30th May 2015, 70 E. coli strains were isolated from chicken farms located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. All strains were tested phenotypically by standard microbiological techniques, serotyped and the virulence genes of such strains were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Most of the recovered strains from chickens belonged to serotype O111:K58 25 strains (35...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867454/predictors-for-the-outcome-of-aortic-regurgitation-after-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-ventricular-septal-defect-and-aortic-cusp-prolapse-in-saudi-patients
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Hiba Gaafar Salih, Sameh R Ismail, Mohamed S Kabbani, Riyadh M Abu-Sulaiman
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Aortic valve (AV) prolapse and subsequent aortic regurgitation (AR) are two complications of ventricular septal defects (VSD) that are located close to or in direct contact with the AV. This finding is one of the indications for surgical VSD closure even in the absence of symptoms to protect the AV integrity. The goal of our study was to assess the outcome and to identify the predictors for improvement or progression of AR after surgical repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of all children with VSD and AV prolapse who underwent cardiac surgery at King Abdulaziz Cardiac Centre in Riyadh between July 1999 and August 2013...
July 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855718/attitudes-of-dentists-and-interns-in-riyadh-to-the-use-of-dental-amalgam
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Fahad Alkhudhairy
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the attitudes of Saudi dentists to the use of amalgam for restorations are relatively rare. Considering the goals set forth by the Minamata Convention on Mercury, it appears prudent to investigate the attitudes of experienced dentists and fresh dental graduates to the use of amalgam. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of Saudi dentists and interns working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the use of amalgam. Using a convenience sampling methodology, a total of 400 Saudi dentists and interns were contacted to request their participation in this cross-sectional questionnaire-based study...
November 17, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854148/first-detection-of-ges-5-carbapenemase-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate
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Mohamed H Al-Agamy, Katy Jeannot, Taghrid S El-Mahdy, Atef M Shibl, Wael Kattan, Patrick Plésiat, Patrice Courvalin
This study was conducted to investigate the molecular epidemiology of resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates collected at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January through December 2010. Twenty-seven A. baumannii were highly resistant (MIC90 > 256 μg/ml) to ceftazidime, cefepime, and aztreonam. Imipenem resistance was seen in 24 isolates, of which 18 had an minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) >32 μg/mL. Ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, and amikacin resistance was found in 93%, 52%, and 37% of all the isolates, respectively...
November 17, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846729/the-effects-of-age-and-gender-on-the-prevalence-of-insomnia-in-a-sample-of-the-saudi-population
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Anwar E Ahmed, Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Abdulhamid Fatani, Khalid Al-Rouqi, Fares Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Al-Harbi, Salim Baharoon, Yosra Z Ali, Mohammad Khan, Ahmad Rumayyan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of insomnia among the Saudi adult population. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional insomnia survey was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The presence of insomnia was defined by difficulty initiating sleep, early morning awakening, or frequent awakening, in addition to the second-day effect in the form of fatigue, tiredness, or changes in the mode because of lack of sleep...
November 16, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843948/parental-perceptions-and-practices-toward-childhood-asthma
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Amani K Abu-Shaheen, Abdullah Nofal, Humariya Heena
Introduction. Parental perceptions and practices are important for improving the asthma outcomes in children; indeed, evidence shows that parents of asthmatic children harbor considerable misperceptions of the disease. Objective. To investigate the perceptions and practices of parents toward asthma and its management in Saudi children. Methods. Using a self-administered questionnaire, a two-stage cross-sectional survey of parents of children aged between 3 and 15 years, was conducted from schools located in Riyadh province in central Saudi Arabia...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843351/orthodontic-treatment-need-among-young-saudis-attending-public-versus-private-dental-practices-in-riyadh
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Asma M Al-Jobair, Laila F Baidas, Anfal A Al-Hamid, Sara G Al-Qahtani, Amani T Al-Najjar, Huda M Al-Kawari
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the severity of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need among young Saudis receiving free treatment at public dental practices versus those paying for treatment at private practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the records of 300 patients (179 females, 121 males; age 13-21 years) treated at orthodontic clinics from 2013 through 2015. The public sample was selected from orthodontic clinics at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University (KSU); the private sample was selected from five private orthodontic clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835664/co-circulation-of-72bp-duplication-group-a-and-60bp-duplication-group-b-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-strains-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia-during-2014
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Anwar Ahmed, Shakir H Haider, Shama Parveen, Mohammed Arshad, Hytham A Alsenaidy, Alawi Omar Baaboud, Khalid Fahad Mobaireek, Muslim Mohammed AlSaadi, Abdulrahman M Alsenaidy, Wayne Sullender
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important viral pathogen of acute respiratory tract infection (ARI). Limited data are available on molecular epidemiology of RSV from Saudi Arabia. A total of 130 nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected from children less than 5 years of age with ARI symptoms attending the Emergency Department at King Khalid University Hospital and King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between October and December, 2014. RSV was identified in the 26% of the hospitalized children by reverse transcriptase PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833487/measurement-of-endotracheal-tube-cuff-pressure-instrumental-versus-conventional-method
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Mueen Ullah Khan, Rashid Khokar, Sadia Qureshi, Tariq Al Zahrani, Mansoor Aqil, Motasim Shiraz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the conventional practice of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff inflation and pressure measurement as compared to the instrumental method. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Anaesthesia, King Saud University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (June 2014-July 2014). METHODS: A total of 100 adult patients were observed according to the syringe size used Group-1 (10 ml) and Group-2 (20 ml) for ETT cuff inflation in general anesthesia...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833485/toward-competency-based-curriculum-application-of-workplace-based-assessment-tools-in-the-national-saudi-arabian-anesthesia-training-program
#18
Ama Boker
BACKGROUND: The anesthesia training program of the Saudi Commission for health specialties has introduced a developed competency-based anesthesia residency program starting from 2015 with the utilization of the workplace-based assessment (WBA) tools, namely mini-clinical exercises (mini-CEX), direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS), and case-based discussion (CBD). OBJECTIVES: This work aimed to describe the process of development of anesthesia-specific list of mini-CEX, DOPS, and CBD tools within the Saudi Arabian Anesthesia Training Programs...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829811/contribution-of-community-pharmacists-in-educating-the-asthma-patients
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Hamoud Saud Alotaibi, Thippeswamy Boreddy Shivanandappa, Sivagurunathan Nagarethinam
: Background: In asthma, the preventive measures taken by patients play an important role in improving life span and quality of life. This can be done more efficiently by community pharmacist by providing patient counseling and improving knowledge of patient about disease, risk factors, medication management and preventive measures to control asthma. Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate the contribution of community pharmacists in improvement of life span and quality of life of asthma patients...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829806/prevalence-and-genotyping-oftoxoplasma-gondii-among-saudi-pregnant-women-in-saudi-arabia
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Jawahir Alghamdi, Maha Hussein Elamin, Samia Alhabib
Introduction: Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an intracellular protozoan that can infect all mammals, who serve as intermediate host. It causes congenital, neurological, eyes complications and mild or asymptomatic infections in humans. Purpose of this study: To investigate not only the prevalence of T. gondii, but also to find out its genotyping using multiple sequential molecular methods to predict exactly the precise genotyping of T. gondii among Saudi pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using multi-stage methods...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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